The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 331 264 285
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 105 172 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.73% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 7.49% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 112 80
Median daily rate £400 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £216 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2592 2296 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.70% 9.73% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1508 1340
Median daily rate £450 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 125 162
Median hourly rate £14.02 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.12% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.98 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 19 £415 +10.66% 7
Croydon -22 4 £438 -5.40%
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 244 (89.71%) VMware
2 149 (54.78%) Windows
3 144 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (39.34%) Active Directory
5 103 (37.87%) Linux
5 103 (37.87%) Windows Server
6 97 (35.66%) Microsoft
7 88 (32.35%) Finance
8 80 (29.41%) Cisco
9 76 (27.94%) Citrix
10 72 (26.47%) SAN
11 67 (24.63%) PowerShell
12 64 (23.53%) Puppet
13 63 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 63 (23.16%) HP
13 63 (23.16%) Unix
14 62 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 61 (22.43%) DevOps
16 59 (21.69%) MS Exchange
17 55 (20.22%) Java
18 54 (19.85%) Firewall
19 53 (19.49%) ITIL
20 51 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
21 48 (17.65%) VMware ESX
21 48 (17.65%) DNS
22 43 (15.81%) Hyper-V
23 42 (15.44%) Configuration Management
24 40 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
25 38 (13.97%) VMware ESXi
26 37 (13.60%) Bash Shell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (21.69%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.60%) Apache
3 31 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (11.40%) Tomcat
4 24 (8.82%) OpenStack
5 19 (6.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (4.78%) IIS
7 8 (2.94%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.84%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.47%) JBoss
12 3 (1.10%) Confluence
13 2 (0.74%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.15%) MS Office
3 5 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.51%) PaaS
4 14 (5.15%) Heroku
5 9 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.94%) Office 365
7 7 (2.57%) Google App Engine
7 7 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.84%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.47%) IaaS
11 3 (1.10%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.74%) SaaS
13 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (26.47%) SAN
2 54 (19.85%) Firewall
3 48 (17.65%) DNS
4 33 (12.13%) NetScaler
5 27 (9.93%) TCP/IP
6 25 (9.19%) LAN
7 23 (8.46%) WAN
8 21 (7.72%) DHCP
9 20 (7.35%) VLAN
10 16 (5.88%) LDAP
11 10 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (3.68%) NAS
11 10 (3.68%) VPN
12 9 (3.31%) Network Security
12 9 (3.31%) SSL
12 9 (3.31%) Wireless
13 8 (2.94%) MPLS
14 7 (2.57%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (2.57%) Internet
15 5 (1.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (4.41%) Redis
4 9 (3.31%) MySQL
5 7 (2.57%) DB2
5 7 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.10%) Big Data
7 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (10.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.68%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.94%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.57%) Hudson
5 7 (2.57%) Travis CI
6 5 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.47%) JIRA
7 4 (1.47%) Maven
8 3 (1.10%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.74%) Ant
9 2 (0.74%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.74%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.74%) jMock
9 2 (0.74%) JUnit
9 2 (0.74%) Mockito
9 2 (0.74%) Subversion
9 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 88 (32.35%) Finance
2 21 (7.72%) Banking
3 13 (4.78%) Financial Institution
4 11 (4.04%) Legal
5 10 (3.68%) Retail
6 8 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.57%) Back Office
8 5 (1.84%) Advertising
8 5 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.10%) Electronics
9 3 (1.10%) Games
9 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Law
9 3 (1.10%) Marketing
10 2 (0.74%) Front Office
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (21.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (16.18%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (9.19%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (7.35%) Analyst
7 19 (6.99%) Architect
7 19 (6.99%) Server Engineer
8 18 (6.62%) Citrix Engineer
8 18 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 16 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
9 16 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
10 15 (5.51%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (5.15%) Administrator
11 14 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
11 14 (5.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.41%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
13 11 (4.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.62%) .NET
1 18 (6.62%) Web Services
2 13 (4.78%) HTML
3 12 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (3.31%) Middleware
5 7 (2.57%) Node.js
6 6 (2.21%) LAMP
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.74%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.74%) J2EE
7 2 (0.74%) PowerMock
7 2 (0.74%) REST
7 2 (0.74%) RESTful
7 2 (0.74%) SOAP
7 2 (0.74%) Spring
7 2 (0.74%) Symfony
7 2 (0.74%) WPF
7 2 (0.74%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.35%) Clustering
3 12 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.21%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.47%) FMCG
7 4 (1.47%) Replication
8 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.74%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.74%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.37%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.37%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 149 (54.78%) Windows
2 103 (37.87%) Linux
2 103 (37.87%) Windows Server
3 63 (23.16%) Unix
3 63 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (11.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (7.72%) Windows 7
8 18 (6.62%) Solaris
9 15 (5.51%) AIX
10 11 (4.04%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (4.04%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.68%) SUSE
12 9 (3.31%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.21%) CentOS
14 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.47%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.10%) Android
15 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.43%) DevOps
2 53 (19.49%) ITIL
3 51 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (15.44%) Configuration Management
5 26 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (8.46%) Security Patching
7 22 (8.09%) Migration
8 21 (7.72%) Service Management
9 20 (7.35%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (6.99%) Project Management
11 18 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (6.62%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (5.88%) Change Management
13 16 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 16 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 16 (5.88%) TDD
14 15 (5.51%) Server Building
15 14 (5.15%) Open Source
15 14 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.63%) PowerShell
2 55 (20.22%) Java
3 37 (13.60%) Bash Shell
4 35 (12.87%) Ruby
5 34 (12.50%) Python
6 31 (11.40%) Perl
7 17 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.88%) SQL
9 15 (5.51%) C#
9 15 (5.51%) Go
10 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.57%) Korn
12 4 (1.47%) VBScript
13 3 (1.10%) PHP
13 3 (1.10%) VB
14 2 (0.74%) AWK
14 2 (0.74%) sed
15 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.62%) CCNA
5 15 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (4.78%) MCSE
7 11 (4.04%) MCSA
8 7 (2.57%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.21%) CCNP
10 5 (1.84%) MCP
10 5 (1.84%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.47%) Degree
12 2 (0.74%) CCA
12 2 (0.74%) CCAA
12 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.37%) CCIE
13 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.31%) SLA
2 8 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.21%) COBIT
4 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (39.34%) Active Directory
3 48 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 43 (15.81%) Hyper-V
5 38 (13.97%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (13.24%) XenApp
7 25 (9.19%) Docker
8 21 (7.72%) vCloud
9 20 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (6.25%) XenDesktop
11 9 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.21%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (1.84%) NFS
15 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (1.47%) VMware Server
16 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.10%) XenServer
17 2 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (23.53%) Puppet
2 31 (11.40%) SCCM
3 28 (10.29%) Nagios
4 24 (8.82%) FreeIPA
4 24 (8.82%) Icinga
4 24 (8.82%) SCOM
5 23 (8.46%) Ansible
6 17 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 17 (6.25%) SELinux
7 15 (5.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 14 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (4.78%) HP SIM
10 12 (4.41%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (3.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 10 (3.68%) vRealize
12 9 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (3.31%) EdgeSight
13 8 (2.94%) Capistrano
14 7 (2.57%) NetBackup
14 7 (2.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 244 (89.71%) VMware
2 97 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 80 (29.41%) Cisco
4 76 (27.94%) Citrix
5 63 (23.16%) HP
6 34 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 33 (12.13%) Dell
8 29 (10.66%) NetApp
9 24 (8.82%) Splunk
10 23 (8.46%) EMC
11 20 (7.35%) IBM
11 20 (7.35%) Oracle
12 17 (6.25%) CheckPoint
13 15 (5.51%) AppSense
14 13 (4.78%) Akamai
15 12 (4.41%) Symantec
16 10 (3.68%) CA
17 9 (3.31%) LANDesk
17 9 (3.31%) Veeam
18 8 (2.94%) SaltStack
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